Writing with Light

Landscapes in LightRoom & A Trip to Iceland

It seems that fall is the time for new product announcements from companies like Apple and Google. It’s also when we see new photography related ebooks released. In the last couple of weeks I’ve ingested 2 new such releases from the team at Dreamscapes.

Landscapes in Lightroom 5

Landscape, Lightroom 5, Michael Frye, Dreamscapes, Ian Plant, ebook

The first, Landscapes in Lightroom 5 – The Essential Step-By-Step Guide by Michael Frye was actually released a few weeks ago. If you’re not familiar with the author then let me introduce you, Michael Frye is a Fine Art landscape and Nature photographer, writer and teacher from California who has lived in or around Yosemite National Park since the 1980’s. As you can image his images of Yosemite are iconic.

In this, his 7th book (4 print and 3 ebooks) Michael instructs his readers on how to make their landscape images shine using Lightroom 5. Whether your new to Lightroom or just upgrade to LR5 you may want to pick up this book.

Michael walks you through the Develop Module in Lightroom and talks in-depth about the differences between the older versions and the latest. Learn about tone control and all the new features in LR5.

Want to Know What Got Me Really Excited?

Ok…I’ll tell you. Half of this ebook (it’s 87 pages) is made up of examples. A total of 6 example images each approximately 5 to 6 pages where Michael evaluates the landscape image; discusses the profile; what he did to process the image and there’s a link to a video tutorial for each example.  So now you’re asking why I’m so excited? Well at the start of the examples section Michael provides a link so that the reader can download all the DNG RAW files to the images he’s used in his examples so that you can follow along and process the image yourself. Now if that’s not exciting what is?

What a great why to learn!  Landscapes in LightRoom 5 retails for $14.95 but until September 21st Dreamscapes is having a 15% off sale on everything in their store. Just use the discount code CATSAWAY1 to take advantage of the discount. Click here to go to the store.

Forever Light

Forever Light, Iceland, travel guide, Dreamscapes, ebook

The second book that I just put down was released only a couple of days ago. Forever Light: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Iceland by Sarah Marino and Ron Coscorrosa.

This is a terrific guide (I really wish I was planning a trip to Iceland but alas that is not to be).  Sarah and Ron are very thorough and discuss everything from the ins and outs of traveling through Iceland…driving tips; lodging options; food options; travel costs, etc to providing ideas on recommended gear and gear considerations as well as providing specific location guides from north to south. The location guides themselves are just as detailed providing GPS coordinates; best time to go; driving directions and even the best lenses to use.

Of course the images themselves make me really want to buy a plane ticket and head over there but if this is a photographic trip that you have planned or are planning to embark on then this guide is an indispensible resource.

You can find Forever Light in the Dreamscapes Store for $14.95 but remember until September 21st Dreamscapes is having a 15% off sale on everything in their store. Just use the discount code CATSAWAY1 to take advantage of the discount. Click here to go to the store.

13 responses

  1. This girl could buy every book in photography…there is just one problem…the husband! He tells me to read what I have first☺


    September 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

  2. Landscapes in Lightroom 5 is awesome!
    I got a copy a few weeks ago and read the entire thing in two sittings, unusual for me. 🙂 Tons of valuable information and the examples are just what any level photographer would want.


    September 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

  3. Len

    I actually purchased this book and have perused it but with my travel schedule, I haven’t got to read it yet. Maybe I will read it on the plane tomorrow. Nice review Edith.


    September 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

  4. Iceland has to be at the top of my travel destinations list. I should probably pic up that book. Thanks for sharing.


    September 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

  5. Thanks for the info Edith. I may pick em up!


    September 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm

  6. Thanks for the information.


    September 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

  7. Both sound great Edith, thank you.


    September 13, 2013 at 4:56 am

  8. Pingback: Beyond the Grand Landscape – A New eBook | Edith Levy Photography

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